DESCRIPTION. Durham City AC control the fishing, in between the boundary markers, on the banks as listed on the diagram. The river holds some very decent sized species including barbel to 10 lb, chub to 6 lb 8 oz, bream to 6 lb, some roach to 2 lb 8 oz, dace to 1 lb plus the occasional but very large winter pike.
TACTICS. Leger hair-rigged large pellets or boilies for the bigger barbel. Try feeder fishing bread or bread paste for the chub. Chub, roach and dace can also feature to float fished maggot or caster, with loose feed and hemp. Try feeder fishing bread or worm for bream, maggot can sometimes score.
GOOD SWIMS. Opposite the mouth of the stream or above the second weir.
TICKETS. Members only. Durham City AC fees are: adults £50, OAPs, registered disabled and students £35, intermediates (16-19 years) £20, under-16s £10. A member can buy a Guest Ticket. Members can night fish with the appropriate permit. Food outlets nearby. Enquiries: 0191 386 6000. North East byelaws. Traditional Close season.
LOCAL TACKLE SHOPS. Anglers Services Hartlepool Ltd, Langley Moor, DH7 8JG or Mary’s Fishing Tackle, Sacriston, DH7 6JS.
Tel: 07879 265206.
LOCATION. Exit A1 (M) and take the A690 directly into Durham. When you reach the top end of the ‘loop’, park where you can.
SAT NAV. DH1 3JN (nearby Hotel).